Metaphysical Penetrations

Şadrā represents a paradigm shift from the Aristotelian metaphysics of fixed substances, which had dominated Islamic philosophy, to an analysis of existence as the ultimate ground and dynamic source of things. He posits that all beings derive their reality and truth from their wujud and that a proper philosophical analysis must therefore start and eventually end with it. The present work’s focus on Şadrā’s gradational ontology provides a strong foundation for the reader to understand Şadrā’s other works and later texts by other philosophers working in the same field. This edition contains parallel English-Arabic texts and a new translation by preeminent scholar of Islamic philosophy Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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Seyyed Hossein Nasr


Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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Publication Information

  • Subject: Middle Eastern Studies
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: English,
  • ISBN 10: 0-8425-2839-3
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2839-9
  • Page Count: 320
  • Price: $ 39.95
  • Sub Site: Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
  • Imprint: Brigham Young University Press

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